Simple voice commands can now control Nexia-certified devices throughout the home
July 5, 2016
Nexia™, a brand of Ingersoll Rand, has given subscribers the ability to control Nexia-certified smart home devices in their home — starting with thermostats, lighting, and plug-in wall modules — with simple voice commands through Amazon Echo.
This home automation system enables homeowners to secure, control, and remotely manage their homes’ most critical systems from a mobile app. It provides homeowners a single solution to connect their heating and cooling, safety, and security systems.
Acquisition complements Robertshaw’s gas products business
June 29, 2016
Robertshaw, a manufacturer of controls for applications including air conditioning, heating, and commercial refrigeration, announced that it has acquired Burner Systems International (BSI), a provider of complete gas train systems and engineered burner solutions.
A newly published smart grid standard from ASHRAE and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) aims to help transform the fundamental structure of the electrical grid by combining it with an intelligent infrastructure, which will enable the two-way flow of both information and electricity.
Winning products are designed to enable users to optimize comfort and control in their homes
June 23, 2016
American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning, a brand of Ingersoll Rand, has received two Award for Design Excellence (ADEX) 2015 Platinum Awards. The AccuComfort™ Platinum 18 Air Conditioner and the Gold 824 Smart Control have both been recognized with ADEX awards, recognizing them for superior design.
New technologies benefit homeowners in many ways, including energy savings, better comfort
June 22, 2016
The use of smart devices and the data insights they provide will be examined in a seminar at the ASHRAE 2016 Annual Conference taking place June 25-29 at the Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel and America’s Center Convention Complex.
Growth in global nonresidential construction is helping drive the market
June 21, 2016
The global HVAC sensors and controllers market was valued at $5.18 billion in 2015 and is forecast to reach $9.34 billion by 2024, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.9 percent during forecast period, according to a new report published by Transparency Market Research.
The strong market growth in North America is expected to last for years to come
June 20, 2016
The number smart homes in North America and Europe reached a total of 17.9 million in 2015, according to a new research report from Berg Insight. North America is the world’s most advanced smart home market and the region had an installed base of 12.7 million smart homes at the end of the year.
Voyager thermostats are also compatible with other smart home solutions, including ZigBee and Z-Wave
June 17, 2016
Venstar® announced that its Voyager® programmable Wi-Fi® thermostats are now compatible with Amazon® Echo, giving users voice control over thermostat functions including setting temperatures and turning on heating or air conditioning for one or multiple thermostats in their homes.